End Citzens United seeks to end corporate personhood

Corporations are people. The idea seems strange to people who wonder how a legal fiction can have all the same rights as the individual, but this is not a new idea to law students. The legal structure that allows citizens to form corporations. There is no original supreme court ruling that requires this idea. The legal precedent was set in a 19th century court case against a railroad company. The foot note says that these fictitious persons have all the same rights as corporations. This strange footnote found itself at the center of controversy again in the early 21st century. Lawyers for Citizens United were surprised when the supreme court ruled for the FCC. Many people who never studied law suddenly learned that corporations are legally defined as people.

End Citizens United wants to change or alter this legal definition. It is a political action committee that operates at the grass roots level. Because it wants to end the influence of big money on politics, or dark money as some supporters call it, it wants to operate using only funds donated from contributors only. The organization refuses to accept any corporate donations. The group typically backs Democratic Party candidates who support campaign finance reform, but End Citizens United will back a candidate from any party who wants to see the Citizens United vs FEC decision overturned.

End Citizens United is often more active turning the midterm elections. It hopes to increase voter turnout. It current goal is to replace congressmen and senators who are happy with the current campaign finance laws with candidates who favor ending large corporate influence on American politics. The issue End Citizens United was founded over came to a head during the 2016 presidential campaign. Then Candidate Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont, accused the American government being an oligarchy that only represented corporate interests.

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George Soros Helping Build Better Society Through Policy Reform

George Soros is a man that is known for spending billions in philanthropy as well as pulling strings in the political circles to promote democratic ideals and achieve his political objectives. George Soros has contributed billions in areas of education, health, economic development, and various other humanitarian efforts across the globe. The best part about George Soros is that he doesn’t hesitate to speak his mind or doing what he feels in his heart is right.

It had landed him in many controversies as well over the years, including when he singlehandedly supported the Antifa movement and the Black Lives Matter. George Soros never hesitates in helping the marginalized communities and believes that it is the responsibility of the affluent section of community to look after them and ensure their rights are not tampered with, which he feels is happening today more frequently and at a massive scale than ever before.

George Soros has been funding his charity organization, Open Society Foundation, with over a billion dollars annually. However, he recently announced that he would be giving away the majority of his wealth, amounting to nearly $18 Billion, to the Open Society Foundation. It has made Open Society Foundation one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. The Open Society Foundation supports hundreds of small to large scale organizations active in different parts of the world, including the political institutions that support a democratic ideology. As a Hungarian Jew who has witnessed Hungarian Holocaust firsthand while growing up that cost the lives of more than 500,000 Jews, George Soros know what politics is capable of if not kept in check. He believes that the cynical politics that is in play today can be much worse than what has happened in the past due to bad political moves.

George Soros and his family had to immigrate to London, England in 1947 after the Nazis took control of Hungary. It was to escape imminent death under the Nazis control. In England, George Soros took admission in the famous London School of Economics, where he pursued studies in the field of philosophy and completed graduation as well as masters in philosophy. While he was studying philosophy at the London School of Economics, George Soros came in contact with the Karl Popper’s theory of Open Society, which profoundly influenced him. It is the basis of the democratic ideology that he supports today and propagates as well across the globe.

As a businessman, George Soros is considered to be one of the smartest investors ever born, and he made his fortune from the very little. Even though he came from an affluent family, he can be called a self-made man who survived in New York while doing entry level jobs at Merchant Bank. He started his company, Soros Fund Management, in 1973 and just a couple of years; his firm grew to become one of the most prominent names in the financial world. George Soros continues to be involved in the numerous philanthropic measures to help build a better society.

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George Soros And Open Society Foundations

George Soros, a well-known billionaire, founder of Open Society Foundation, is an extraordinary philanthropist. He has been generous towards many philanthropic endeavors, and has made many large donations to political causes. However, to understand George Soros’ passion, it is necessary to know some of his personal history.

George Soros grew up in Budapest during the Nazi occupation. He saw first hand the ill treatment of those under the Nazi rule in his hometown. In 1947 George Soros immigrated to England and enrolled as a student at the London School of Economics. By 1951 George Soros earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, and by 1954 Soros earned a Master of Science.

In 1970 George Soros became founder and chairman of Soros Fund Management. After several years and a name change to the Quantum Fund, the worth of the company went from $12 million to $400 million by 1981. After a financial dip to around $200 million, the company rebounded, and by 2013 the fund grew to $5.5 billion. This success earmarked the project as the most successful hedge fund in history.

During his successfully growth, George Soros had several achievements that increased his popularity. In 1992, George Soros earned the title as the “man who broke the Bank of England” when he pushed the United Kingdom currency was devalued due to Soros’ aggressively trading.

George Soros also has interest in the political workings of the country. The New York Times reports that he was one of the biggest donors to Democratic Party, including that of Hillary Clinton in the last election cycle. It is also reported that George Soros gave millions of dollars to other Democratic causes and candidates.

However, after growing up in Hungary during the Nazi occupation and in a closed society, George Soros’ main passion would compel him to found the Open Society Foundation in Hungary in 1984. The Open Society Foundations mission is to influence governments to be open to the participation of all people. They also strive to help shape public policies that promote equality and protect fundamental rights.

George Soros has funded the Open Society Foundation for decades, the goal always being to work in every part of the world, especially on behalf of marginalized countries, to protect the rights of people and help to improve their lives. It is reported that George has generously given $800 to $900 million to fund the foundation per year over the past several years. In his essay, “The Capitalist Threat”, first published in The Atlantic, George Soros states that there is a need for organizations that promote peaceful living between different people. The Open Society Foundation would seem to be a significant step in that direction.

Growing up under the hand of the Nazi gave George Soros a first-hand experience of how the fundamental rights and dignity of humans can be betrayed. By founding and investing in the Open Society Foundation, he is making it possible to achieve his philanthropic goal of peace.

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